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In Reply to: RE: A stupid question... posted by KanedaK on June 02, 2017 at 18:03:13
Having the crossover at 400 Hz isn't the best place to put it. That's right in the middle of many musical instruments' fundamental range (tenor sax, clarinet, trumpet, viola, etc.) I know, I know - who cares about the viola? ;)
If it works for your speakers capability-wise, I'd recommend moving it down at least an octave to maybe 150-200 Hz, preferably to more like 125-150 Hz.
Of course, driver directivity comes into play here as well, so there's that to consider.
Well, you gotta put the xover SOMEWHERE... :) these are three way speakers. Think Klipsch LaScala with better everything. I think having a single driver (compression driver covering 400-6KHz is a good thing. Then therés (folded)horn loaders bass, and tweeter from 6KHz> > top. I don't see how I could cross lower... 400Hz is already very low for a compression!
Ah, I see. Yes, taking a compression driver down to 150 Hz is not a good idea, unless you enjoy replacing diaphragms.
This actually gets to one of the basic problems with such speaker systems. A 12" or 15" woofer should not be running up to 500 or 1000 Hz. Too much mass, and, the transition from it to the midrange driver doesn't match well dispersion-wise, resulting in acoustical problems with the reverberant sound field.
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